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Essential Bali in Desa Visesa

April 25, 2018

Can you imagine yourself resting in a lavish pool villa, relaxing in a superb natural cave spa and tasting the Bali’s best traditional village cuisine? Desa Visesa is located in a picturesque rice fields, in a natural and magical environment, with breath-taking views of jungles and a river. The magnificent resort offers you its sophisticated five-stars facilities combined with a unique and personalized service and experience.

If you desire a cultural and spiritual Bali’s escape, head to Desa Visesa for an exotic experience. Discover a wealth of activity that reflect the authentic lifestyle and heritage traditions of a Balinese Village.

Decorated with the latest modern trends and typical Balinese ornaments, Desa Visesa combines modernity with traditional details. The spectacular property includes 40 Premier suits, 6 family suits, 35 one-bedroom pool villas, 11 two-bedroom pool villas, 13 two-bedroom family pool villas and 6 two-bedroom pool sky villas located just 5 min away from Ubud city. The resort truly offers a private hideaway with access to historical and cultural attractions of Bali.

Spa and Healing

During your stay you can enjoy one-of-a-kind moment at Visesa Balinese Healing & Spa, an unparalleled sensory experience to get pampered while being initiated to holistic healing experiences. The Visesa Balinese Healing & Spa philosophy is based on authentic Bali Usada principles, a traditional knowledge for curing ailments with the use of Ayurvedic medicinal plants, herbs and spices. White ginger, turmeric, papaya, rice powder and many other natural ingredients that blend harmoniously in masks and scrubs come directly from the Visesa permaculture gardens or are issued from selected organic products suppliers. It is an original concept offering blissful treatments with exquisite attention and care while providing unique opportunities to experience private consultations with a renowned Balinese healer.

Food and Drinks

You can also discover the seductive culinary suggestions at one of four select and varied restaurants, where you’ll find everything, from the fine dining and the old style Balinese kitchen in Warung Tani to authentic Indonesian culinary heritage in Lumbung by an award winning Indonesian star chef Mandif M. Warokka. Lumbung translate to a house or a warehouse of rice after harvesting in Indonesian. Rice is closely associated to the home, as the two combined bring families together to enjoy wholesome home-cooked comfort food. Indonesia’s cuisine is considered as one of the world’s most delicious food. With more than 5,000 traditional Indonesian dishes inspiring Visesa’s chefs daily, they’ve selected the most mouth-watering plates, prepared in the exact cooking techniques as home kitchens in the community.

Leisure and Life Activities

To fulfill this incredible experience, we recommend to enjoy the daily activities in the resort. Imaging waking up in the morning to the sound of flowing water, chirping birds and ducks in the rice field. Experience a luxurious stay combined with the real life of Balinese living from the past traditions. Dedicated to guests who appreciate nature and expect to relax, heal, feel good and enjoy outdoor or indoor activities in line with Balinese culture.

Desa Visesa works to spread and support green practices and connection to animals and nature both through its activities, workshops and seminars for guests. Start your day with animal caring at the South Permaculture area. Feel like a real Balinese villager collecting duck eggs, feeding and caring after cute ponies, or cows or any other home animals that they have in Desa Visesa’s little village. You can also participate in traditional Balinese permaculture activities such as ploughing, cultivating, seeding and nursery, planting, maintaining, harvesting and so on. Then, you are given the opportunity to even eat the food cultivated from the earth upon which you stand, share the joy of life with the community, connect and smile with local people, as a global-family.

When you are in Bali, you will see so many offerings being placed all over the island. The little pallets of offerings on the island take so many different forms and are one of the first things you feel in love with wandering the streets of Ubud. Philosophically speaking, the making and giving of banten is a selfless act; a kind of self-sacrifice. It is part-meditation, part-escape from the humdrum buzz of everyday life; it’s a gift of gratitude to the Maker, and a supplication to the lower spirits that they do not disturb the living. In Desa Visesa you have a chance to learn how to make offerings, to understand the local culture better and to see the real offering procession that is done daily in the resort.

Have you ever dreamed to learn how to dance a traditional Balinese dance or how to play traditional instruments? At Desa Visesa your dream can come true! The team of professional dancers will show you various types of dances that involve the dancer moving their arms, legs, neck, and fingers in a jolted angular motion with wide eyes open and some incorporate martial arts or swaying movements. Learning about these dances gives you more appreciation for what they mean and what they represent in Balinese culture.

Balinese dance culture incorporates ancient Hindu traditions with drama that tell stories through dance and music. Dances can represent how the character from Hindu scripture fights demons and evil spirits. You can enjoy a real theatrical show called Balinese Living Arts offered by Desa Visesa at one of the spectacular locations.

Balinese Living Arts is a pioneering approach to contemporary theatre, elements of fine art and ritual communicate combine to communicate the extensive and intensive role artistic refinement plays in the daily life of the Balinese. Each remarkable performance ends with the audience and artists gathering together on stage, reflecting the age-old generosity of the Balinese who eagerly share their rich culture with Island visitors.

To conclude your marvelous experience in the resort, enjoy a walk on the Ubud’s small charming streets, accompanied by a few monkeys next to the Monkey forest. This is just enough to simply fall for this Balinese gem called Desa Visesa.

Written by Alina Dyachenko for Luxuria Lifestyle
Photo credit Viki Maldives

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